New mum Karen Koster: I’m a bit thick around the waist now - but it’s not like I ever had a hot bod
Xpose presenter Karen Koster has said that regaining her pre-baby figure is not her priority at the moment, as she is more concerned with spending time with her son Finn.
The TV3 host is currently on six months maternity leave, as she gave birth to her first child, Finn, on New Year’s Eve.
Karen (35) told VIP Magazine that she no longer being in front of the camera every day has allowed her to relax about her appearance.
“To be honest, working on TV and watching myself back, that’s when I’d be self conscious,” she admitted.
“Now I’m being easier on myself and the pressure’s kind of off because I’m not looking at my upper arm at six o’clock every evening,” she laughed.
The new-mum and her husband John McGuire are doting on the newborn and Karen reveals there has been “lots of cake” as she has relaxed about her body and ignores the ‘pressure’ to lose baby weight.
“[My body] hasn’t changed hugely, I’m a bit thicker around the waist, but it’s not like I ever had a hot body, and I don’t look back and lament my old shape.
“I went to Zara with my mum a few weeks after having the baby and I bought everything a size bigger because I thought, ‘I can’t get back into my maternity jeans but I’m also not going to depress myself trying to get into my old clothes,” the Kildare native insisted.
April issue of VIP Magazine is on newsstands now.